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The University of Hong Kong: improving Chinese language skills for KG students in NCS families

Using the Home-School-Community Model to Enhance the Chinese Language Proficiency of Non-Chinese Speaking Children


This research follows the The “C-for-Chinese@JC” project funded by the HK Jockey Club.


The study validates the effectiveness of using the Home-School-Community (H-S-C) framework in teaching Chinese to non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) children. Results revealed that NCS students receiving the H-S-C-based interventions showed a better Chinese language proficiency progression than the comparison group.


Interesting that the whole focus is on trying to achieve success through the creation of a L1 type learning environment - rather than the exploration of L2 teaching strategies.


Tse, S. , To, H. , Pang, E. , Tsui, P. , Lam, L. , Laing, V. and Wu, K. (2020) Using the Home-School-Community Model to Enhance the Chinese Language Proficiency of Non-Chinese Speaking Children. Creative Education, 11, 2069-2095. doi: 10.4236/ce.2020.1110151.


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